Yard = boat yard where they haul boats out of the water
the bottom, do repairs
How to find an unregistered boat. Go to a boat yard, wander around the back corners and look for a boat with faded paint
, grass growing under the keel
and rain water
collecting in the covers. There is a good chance that this boat has been sitting there for a couple of years, registration
has expired and the owner owes the boat yard for six months back storage
(or maybe not). So you go ask the yard manager the status of the boat and maybe find the owner is in a jam and will sell the boat for enough to pay the yard rent.
So your decision is, how good a deal? How good a boat is it? Is the engine
frozen after sitting for X number of years. Is any equipment
working or even still on the boat (lots of gear
seems to disappear from boats that sit unattended for a couple of years)? How much will is cost to fix? What kind of skills/time/money do I have to fix it. AND how much would it cost to buy a boat that is in better condition and ready to go?
In a bad economy there are some good deals on used boats that are not unregistered in a yard.